Monday, April 14, 2014

Blind Item #7 - Old Hollywood Blind Item

Even though this Oscar nominated actress and singer was A-list for a brief period, the impact she had on the film industry as a whole was groundbreaking. Earlier on in her career, when she was a still a struggling B/C-lister, she got married to her childhood sweetheart who only saw it as an opportunity to cheat on her and/or physically abuse her at any possible time. When she became pregnant with their child, he ordered her to get an abortion or else. She refused and he left for quite a while, mostly spending money on booze and hookers. When she started to go into labor, her family members were very slow to call the ambulance and she nearly gave birth on the front lawn. Unfortunately, the child wound up to be mentally disabled and soon after she divorced her husband, she was forced to sign her child over to a group home. Fortunately, she soon found solace in the man who would give her the break she needed.

20 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Dorothy Dandridge

Pink case said...
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hairydawg said...

yup. Dorothy Dandridge. First African American woman nominated for Oscar. Married at 20. Child was born brain damaged.

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

Good god, what a depressing blind!! :(

Okay, betches...off to the beach I go! Toodles-oo!

D Brown said...

Wasn't Otto Preminger the one who put her career on track?

Dave said...

Dorothy Dandridge's handicapped daughter is well-documented.

JoElla said...

I don't wanna read blinds all day.. I wanna go play with @meanie at the beach!

Come on lets all go!

caroline david said...

It's even not a blind ,it's in Dorothy Dandridge's wikipedia

caroline david said...

@D Brown
They had an affair during 4 years but finally she broke when she understood he never will divorce

aliciabutterfly26 said...

That's not much of a blind; all of this is on her Wikipedia page.

Renoblondee said...

@Rhsyie you lucky dog!

Sherry said...

Don't go Meanie! I just got here.

anda marie said...

This is fact, not a blind item.

crila16 said...

Wow...yeah. Dorothy.

sandybrook said...

Its nice at the beach today.

scarletscout said...

Actually, she was First African American Woman To be nominated for BEST ACTRESS.... Hattie McDaniel was FIRST African American to be nominated for an Oscar & it was for best supporting actress &she WON IT FOR Gone With The Wind

Its just U said...

I'm just back from the beach Meanie. Such a lovely day out. I hope you have a nice time.x

CitizenYoungstown said...

Yeah this is all in the Halle Berry movie. I love her in that.

di butler said...

Yup. Dandridge. What a crappy deal she got!

Aoife said...

Dorothy Dandridge.